Puritan vs Modern Day Essay
Today, shunning can be seen all around us, even in this very school. It’s hurtful, especially to be the person that is shunned. I’m actually going through an act of shunning right now. I was recently in a group of seven girls, we were all best friends. One of the other girls in the group and I basically stopped getting invited anywhere, for absolutely no reason whatsoever, which left the group to be five of them. Now, a girl who hung out with upperclassmen since middle school suddenly took my spot. It’s completely immature and I have tried to bring it to their attention and nothings been done. What hurts the most is, one of the girls was not only one of my best friends, she’s my cousin too. They all act like they’ve done nothing wrong and we’ve all just “grown apart.” Shunning is far from an affect way to keep people in line, if someone’s done something wrong you shouldn’t ignore the person, you should confront them and tell them what they did was wrong.
We live in a completely opposite world to the way the Puritans lived. Our thoughts and beliefs on crime and punishment have drastically changed, in my opinion for the better. Sinning is taking a lot more lightly than it was in those days.